The Lip Enhancement has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the UK. Our Nurse Practitioner at Harpenden Skin Clinic uses dermal fillers containing the natural substance hyaluronic acid for lip enhancement. Local anaesthetic cream can be applied to the lip before the dermal filler is injected if required. Both lips can be treated during the same procedure, although you may simply want a little volume adding to either the top or bottom lip. To achieve a more natural look, adding volume to the lips gradually, over the course of several sessions, is advised.
With a surge in lip enhancement procedures being performed in recent years, the media has been quick to report on treatments that have not gone as planned. Every member of the team at Harpenden Skin Clinic is highly qualified and experienced, so you can rest assured that you are in capable hands.
If you have thinner lips, want to balance your top and lower lip, or just feel that fuller lips would complement your face, lip enhancement is the right treatment for you.
The lips can be sensitive as they contain dense nerve endings. The injections may sting, yet they are small in number and the discomfort does not last long.
The lip may feel red, sore or swollen after the procedure. Any swelling or bruising is temporary and should clear within a few days. Avoid wearing make-up, drinking alcohol and being in direct sunlight to reduce the risk of worsening these side-effects. You will be given detailed aftercare instructions as part of your treatment.
The numbing of the anaesthetic cream wears off after approximately 15 minutes and results can be seen immediately. Improvements may continue to develop over the subsequent two weeks.
Temporary lip fillers last for up to nine months, while semi-permanent fillers do not need to be re-administered for two years.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. There is no evidence to suggest that repeated lip fillers using this substance is damaging in any way.